Church Mission Society (CMS) published a list of Thursday which revealed the top four mission myths are "mission means we have to save the world", the belief that "mission is mainly about doing things for people in need", "mission is primarily a Western thing" and the view that "mission is only for extraordinary people".
Naomi Steinberg, head of communications at CMS, said: "There are many myths about mission out there; we know that today, mission is a little word with a lot of baggage.
"Having taken time to listen to people's impressions of mission, our task now is to clarify what mission is - and isn't. The goal is to make mission easier for people to understand, and ultimately, be part of."
The organisation questioned more than 2,000 Christians about their perceptions of mission in the 21st century.
In an effort to dispel the misconceptions many people have about getting involved in mission, CMS has produced a Bible study series called 'What is Mission? A Myth-busting Bible Study for Small Groups'.
Biblical reflections, activities and suggested prayers will be used in the four-part series to untangle fact from fiction.
Videos featuring interviews with a variety of people involved in mission either in the UK or overseas will also be included.
Steinberg added: "The people in mission in the videos are all highly relatable and we think they show that everyone can be in mission."
The Bible-study can be downloaded from CMS's website.
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